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 To: Bruce Schuman , "[ontolog-forum]" "Richard H. McCullough" Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:24:51 -0700
 Bruce:If I had my way, every natural language term would be (stipulatively) grounded (somehow) in the real number line, with exact measurements in x number of decimal places in explicit dimensions with a known error tolerance..  A “dog” is exactly this…. Me:I have thought of a way to do that, using an "information theory" measure.Say that a word has N meanings, with probabilities: p1, ... pN.Then the "word uncertainty" is sum(-pi log pi) over i = 1 to N.If we don't know the probabilities we can, for lack of any better idea,take pi = 1/N, and the word uncertainty is log N, traditionally measuredin bits.Let "proposition uncertainty" = sum(word uncertainty) over words in proposition.Think of this uncertainty as a quality measure for the context of the proposition. If the context has defined all the words in the proposition,we have a perfect context with uncertainty 0.Dick McCullough Context Knowledge SystemsName your propositions !
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